Sylvia Windhurst of WindyRiver says,
Inspired by a Japanese woodcut print of a moonlit night over water, I decided to embroider a landscape to grace the cover of an ash wood jewelry box. I liked the simple shapes and colors of the print and distilled them down to even more basic forms and then started embroidering! I did a simple painted outline on dark ultrasuede to give me guidance when beading.
While her post is not a tutorial, she shares enough information about her process to make experimenting a possibility. Go to her post for more details and photos.